About Deidre Pannazzo

Deidre Pannazzo is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Executive Director at Inspired Resumes. She leverages strong writing and communication skills along with her experience of working within the executive search industry to collaborate on developing resumes for active job seekers. Deidre's professional advice has been featured in leading publications including TheLadders, Business 2 Community, Nexxt, and CareerFuel, and also in the books "You're Better Than Your Job Search" and "Communication in Organizations".

It may be the occasion for celebrations, but your job search should not take a holiday this time of year. Many job seekers think companies aren’t hiring, and that it’s a good idea to put your search on hold until next year. But this is the time you should keep your job hunt going – and continue

If you’re currently employed and don’t want your supervisor to know you’re searching, or you just need to keep your job hunt under wraps, it’s a challenge to put yourself out there while keeping it confidential. It isn’t easy to make it known you’re interested in new opportunities, or checking out possibilities, without it getting back

Name? Check. Contact info listed? Check. Your LinkedIn photo? It sounds like a good idea, but you should not include ANY photographs on your resume – unless, of course, you’re a model or actor. By including details that don’t belong, your resume is saying “Hey, I’m unprofessional over here!”. Your resume must be professional-sounding and aligned

  Your resume should convey your career story. It needs to demonstrate the path of your experience and career goals. Not only should it detail your value to a potential employer, but also what you’ve done, who you did it for, and how you accomplished it – keeping in mind your job objectives and how